Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.66s Largest Contentful Paint
1.92s SpeedIndex
2.4s First CPU Idle
2.4s Time To Interactive
2.9s Visually Complete
6.55s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
2.29s SpeedIndex
4.43s First CPU Idle
4.43s Time To Interactive
4.51s Largest Contentful Paint
4.68s Fully Loaded
5.1s Visually Complete

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.88s SpeedIndex
1.5s Visually Complete
1.62s First CPU Idle
1.62s Time To Interactive
1.69s Largest Contentful Paint
2.39s Fully Loaded

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#4 LE MONDE
0.2s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.55s SpeedIndex
1.85s First CPU Idle
1.85s Time To Interactive
1.95s Largest Contentful Paint
2s Visually Complete
2.06s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
3.11s SpeedIndex
5.2s Visually Complete
9.01s First CPU Idle
9.01s Time To Interactive
19.31s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.06s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.79s SpeedIndex
4.96s Largest Contentful Paint
5s Visually Complete
7.52s First CPU Idle
7.52s Time To Interactive
7.94s Fully Loaded

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#7 BBC
0.15s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.5s SpeedIndex
2.22s Largest Contentful Paint
3.42s First CPU Idle
3.42s Time To Interactive
3.8s Visually Complete
4.38s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
1.43s SpeedIndex
2.15s First CPU Idle
2.15s Time To Interactive
7.5s Visually Complete
22.45s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.41s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.9s SpeedIndex
0.99s Largest Contentful Paint
1.13s First CPU Idle
1.13s Time To Interactive
1.2s Visually Complete
1.35s Fully Loaded

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#10 THE TELEGRAPH
0.46s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.91s Largest Contentful Paint
2.24s SpeedIndex
2.66s First CPU Idle
2.66s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
13.15s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.59s Largest Contentful Paint
2.65s SpeedIndex
3.8s Visually Complete
4.1s First CPU Idle
4.1s Time To Interactive
7.14s Fully Loaded

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